Family Outings at
Duke Homestead

Get hands-on with history at Duke Homestead! Enjoy a morning out with your family that is full of fun and learning.

Duke Homestead will provide free history-themed activities and crafts for kids and their families from 10 am to 12 pm on the 3rd Saturday of every month from May to October.

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October 15th - Archaeology Dig for the Past

Help Duke Homestead dig up the past. Become an Archaeologist for the day and help dig for clues about life for a North Carolina farm family in the 19th century.

May  21st - What's Growing in the Garden

Spend the morning exploring a 19th century garden. Learn what kinds of foods a family would grow and why. Try your hand at planting a seed of your very own. 

June 18th - Historic Game Day

Learn to play like the kids of the late 19th century. Try out their toys and join the interpreters for a game of town ball. Make and take home a 19th century toy of your very own. 

July 16th - Food on the farm

Find out how food goes from the barn yard or field to your own kitchen table and explore some of the creative ways our ancestors preserved their food. 

August 20th - Buzz Buzz  Farm Bugs

Insects are some of the hardest workers on a farm. Get up close and personal with some of these farm bugs and learn about the important roles they play. Get crafty and make your very own farm bug to take home with you. 

September 17th - Back to School

Try out a 19th century school day. Test your skills with a pen and inkwell and trade in your tablet for a slate and piece of chalk. Make and take home a school book of your very own.

October 15th - Archaeology Dig for the Past

Help Duke Homestead dig up the past. Become an Archaeologist for the day and help dig for clues about life for a North Carolina farm family in the 19th century.